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Is it der, die oder das Antibiotikum?


The correct article in German of Antibiotikum is das. So it is das Antibiotikum! (nominative case)

The word Antibiotikum is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Antibiotikum?

How does the declension of Antibiotikum work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative das Antibiotikum die Antibiotika
Genitive des Antibiotikums der Antibiotika
Dative dem Antibiotikum den Antibiotika
Akkusative das Antibiotikum die Antibiotika

What is the meaning of Antibiotikum in German?

Antibiotikum is defined as:

[1] Medicine: Medicine that has such a strong, inhibitory influence on the metabolism of microorganisms, that it prevents its increase or continued life, which deals with local or systemic therapy bacterial infectious diseases

[1] Medizin: Medikament, das einen so starken, hemmenden Einfluss auf den Stoffwechsel von Mikroorganismen hat, dass es deren Vermehrung oder deren Weiterleben unterbindet, wodurch mittels einer lokalen oder systemischen Therapie bakterielle Infektionskrankheiten behandelt werden.

How to use Antibiotikum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antibiotikum with translations in English.

[1] Das bekannteste Antibiotikum ist Penicillin.

[1] The most famous antibiotic is Penicillinä

[1] „Allerdings war das Wissen über die korrekte Anwendung von Antibiotika äußerst lückenhaft: So glauben 65 Prozent, dass Antibiotika gegen Erkältungen und Schnupfen helfen - dabei richten solche Medikamente gegen Viruserkrankungen nichts aus und helfen nur gegen bakterielle Infektionen.“

[1] "However, the knowledge of the correct use of antibiotics was extremely incomplete: 65 percent believe that antibiotics help against colds and runny nose - such drugs against viral diseases do not do anything and only help against bacterial infections"

[1] „Auf einer Busfahrt durch Marokko hatte ich meine Notapotheke mit einer Dose Antibiotika dabei.“

[1] "On a bus ride through Morocco I had my emergency pharmacy with a can of antibiotics"

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